Lost in Space (2018- ) is a TV show I don’t hesitate to recommend. So many TV shows are garbage. So finding one that is actually good is like finding gold in the dross. They are hard to come by (especially newer shows), but they are out there.
Here are 10 reasons I’d recommend watching “Lost in Space”.
The first season was filmed in Vancouver, Canada. The second season is filmed in Iceland. To showcase the beauty of another planet, they film it on planet Earth! THIS world is truly beautiful.
The writers are willing to put their characters through a lot of trouble. This is good because it inspires the audience ways to work through trouble because this world is full of it.
When a large part of our culture wants to get rid of the family, it’s refreshing to see a family go through conflict together, stay together, and work together. Family is the backbone of society. G.K. Chesteron said, “The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.”
It’s rare to see current shows where the father is seen as a critical role to the family and what happens when the father actually steps up to be a man, sacrifice for his family, and give his life for them. Yes, John isn’t the perfect role model, but seeing him transform throughout the series is inspiring.
When a boy named Will takes responsibility for his robot, I question my life and ask, “Am I taking responsibility for the people, positions, and things that have been entrusted to me?” Responsibility takes humility, self-control, and action.
- No nudity
Music fits the show well. The soundtrack has some lovely songs I enjoy listening to. Without good music, it’s hard to have a good movie or show. Christopher Lennertz composed the music beautifully.
- Character building
People want to grow. So when you see characters grow through turmoil, suffering, and catastrophic events, it encourages you that you can do the same. You are not alone. Will we grow in our character and responsibilities or will we become self-centered and prideful?
C.S. Lewis said, “It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which,if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”
The show asks lots of great questions that the viewer can ponder and work through. Roles in family, robots, what love looks like, questioning authority, and so much more.
There are so many beautiful elements. You will just have to watch it. Truth, goodness, and beauty is on display. It’s not perfect, but we need more shows like this.